Giving Back

Veterans' Housing Project

The Veterans’ Housing Project is a collaborative effort of private, public and nonprofit organizations to provide safe and affordable housing to assist military men and women transition easily back into the community upon returning from deployment.

We acquire and rehabilitate low-cost, distressed properties. We involve community members, businesses, service clubs, public and nonprofit organizations, bringing them together to work for veterans.  We offer affordable rental housing for military veterans and their families who are transitioning back to civilian life. And we connect veterans' families with appropriate social service networks to strengthen their transition to civilian life.

Ophelia's Place

The staff at Ophelia’s Place know that providing services that intervene at an early point in a girl’s life and giving her an opportunity to develop supportive relationships and strengths will lead to her long-term well-being. Early interventions can help prevent tragic and costly outcomes such as domestic violence, low educational achievement, early pregnancy, or drug and alcohol abuse.

In recognizing this need for support, the founder of Ophelia’s Place Rosaria P. Haugland created a space for girls to learn from each other, form friendships, and explore their interests. Since 2005 the center has operated as a space for girls to grow as people and learn about themselves, while also learning how to overcome difficult and stressful times in a space where counseling and supportive adults are readily available.

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Why is giving so important to me?

If you ask any of the world's top mentors, teachers, and life coaches, they will all say that giving back and being of service is one of the quickest ways to happiness and a life of meaning. I have found this to be very true in my own life. Like most people, I have had my share of ups and downs. Helping others has been the best antidote to almost any problem I have ever encountered.

There is nothing that brings me more joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment than being generous with my time, energy and money. In addition to personally giving my time to help people, I also donate a portion of my gross commissions to local charities and other organizations that have had an impact on either me or the people in my life. I also love that my work as a real estate broker affords me the opportunity to help people on a day to day basis make the best possible decisions for their own unique situations.
Miscellaneous Giving

I have had the opportunity to volunteer at many great local organizations over the years. I volunteered as a crisis counselor at White Bird Clinic and as a resident support person at a transitional housing facility back in the '90's. I spent a lot of time volunteering in the library and in the classroom at Hillside International School. And I had the pleasure of teaching an ongoing 1st time home buyers class at NEDCO.

In addition, I have financially supported many other worthy causes like ARC of Lane County, Eugene Symphony, Mt. Pisgah Arboreteum, St. Vincent De Paul, Churchill High School Band, March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greenhill Humane Society and many others. It is truly my pleasure to give back to this awesome community that we get to live in!